Brownie Mud Hen Bars

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Did you give up chocolate for Lent? (Seriously, I don’t understand how you could do it, how you could survive it.)

Have you been jonesing for some ooey, gooey, rich chocolate for the last several weeks?

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Do you like your brownies kinda fudgy? Rich? Brownies that seem like they might be raw or ones that are liqidy in the centers?

(No? Not sure about our friendship. If you tell me you don’t like peanut butter either I may just cry.)

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If you answered yes to any of these questions, than these Brownie Mud Hen Bars are for you.

I first was introduced to Mud Hen Bars back before Christmas, when Kay shared them on a Crazy Sweet Tuesday post. I new immediately I would make them some day.

Fast forward to last week. I needed a gift for my neighbors and I wanted to make something new.

I wanted chocolate and I wanted brownies and I wanted them yesterday. (Yes, I know. I was making them for other people. But I have to taste what I give, right?)

It’s brownies topped with chocolate chips, pecans, and a brown sugar meringue. The brownies cook but stay ooey-gooey in the center. The meringue gives a sweet crunch to the top.

These are, in a word, sinful. Delightful. Wonderful.  A whole bunch of -fuls.

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They are good room temperature.

But if you heat them for 10-15 seconds in the microwave?

There. Are. No. Words.

Except “goddammit I gave them all to the neighbors!”

Brownie Mud Hen Bars

Adapted from Cooking with K.

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch (10.25 ounce size) brownie mix for an 8x8 inch pan, plus ingredients called for on the pouch (or you can use your favorite recipe)
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8x8” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix brownies according to package directions. Spread in pan. Top with chocolate chips and pecans.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in the brown sugar and spread evenly over the brownie layer.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. If the top starts to brown too quickly, cover it with a layer of parchment paper. Let cool completely before cutting. (Chill in the refrigerator for quicker cooling.) Peel away the foil carefully before cutting. **Be sure to spray your knife with cooking spray before cutting. After each cut wipe away excess and spray the knife again.**

Notes

Warm for a few seconds in the microwave for a gooey treat!

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Comments

  1. I just saw a recipe for Mud Hen Bars for the first time last week! These look awesomely yummy!

  2. Yum, these looks SO good! You had me at ‘brownie’! :D

  3. I love this. I feel like I would like Mud Hen Bars so much more in this form!

  4. Oh my, these look fabulously gooey!

  5. Ohhh these look SOOO yummy that I’m seriously very tempted to whip up a batch RIGHT.NOW.

  6. Those have all my favorite ingredients! Ugh, I’m such a sucker for putting desserts in the microwave to warm them up to the ooey-gooey state. I think I’m gonna do that right now…

  7. Those look irresistible.

  8. OMG. Those look SO GOOD.

  9. Ohhhhhhh…….I’ve made regular mud hen bars before……they were delish! But these? These look A-MA-ZING! I must make these!!

  10. Whaaaaa–? But WE are neighbors, Dorothy. Where was my mud hen bar? I’ve never even heard of these before–they look AMAZING!

  11. OMG how could you give those all away!!!!!! Yum!

  12. Oh my! Thank you for sharing this. They look delicious.

  13. I answered YES to them all! Love me some fudgy, gooey brownies! These look incredible Dorothy!! :)

  14. These have been on my list for awhile now. They sounds heavenly!!!

  15. Wow, they look gooey and perfect!

  16. These look crazy delicious so I am fairly certain we can be friends Dorothy. ;)

  17. I love all things chocolate, peanut butter, and ooey gooey brownie related…must be why we are such good blog friends:-) These look amazing! I am wondering why you gave them all away too???

  18. I absolutely will make these one day . . . Soon! Thanks for posting!

  19. Yep. We can be besties. You are better than me though – my neighbors would have been out of luck! No way could I give these away! But if you are in the habit of doing such crazy things, I will just go ahead and move in next door to you, mkay?

  20. Ooey, gooey, chocolate? Count me in! :)

  21. Oohh…Dorothy…YUMMY! LOVE the name of them first of all. I’m in love with super fudgey almost raw brownies and I’m super impressed you were able to give them all away!!! Just made some with a peanut butter swirl and OH MY GOODNESS…I didn’t share one. Not a bit!

  22. I love gooey chocolate! Looks soooo good!

  23. Wowzers. These look awesome! :)

  24. Oh my goodness, these look SOO good! I’m definitely trying these. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  25. Our friendship is secure because I love EVERYTHING about these! Oh my yum. THanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House.

  26. I found you through Country Momma Cooks Linky Party! These look delish! I am all about gooey chocolate and peanut butter so I think we were meant to be friends! Have a fantastic Easter! I am off to look around your blog a bit more!

  27. Oh wow these look so good! I love gooey brownies! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday and I can’t wait to see what you have to share at the next link party!

  28. mmm, those definitely look good!

  29. These look great! Hope you had a nice Easter :)
    XOXO
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen

  30. These look so delicious! Moist and full of yummy goodness!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Dorothy, how DO you come up with all of this stuff? Another delish dish for all to enjoy (at some point in the very near future)! This week’s party is live again, thanks so much for linking up all of your great posts to the party!

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-12-features.html

    Congrats! Have a lovely weekend! :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  32. Congrats! These are one of my features at Sweet & Simple Sunday this weekend!!

  33. I am SO making these. We love fresh made gooey brownies right out of the oven with ice cream. Oh my. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com

  34. This recipe is being featured at tonights Link and Greet party @CountryMommaCooks….you’re also getting a place on my side bar for the week:)

  35. Thank you for linking up this fabulous project…
    Can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week!!
    This weeks linky party is now up !!
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_14.html
    Claire x

  36. Hi Dorothy,

    Everything on your blog is so amazing look I would love for you to link up as many recipes as you would like to at my link party. http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great week.

    Michelle

  37. OMG!!!! I gave up ALL junk for Lent! I need to make these!! they look and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing :)
    I love your site, great recipes

  38. Anonymous says:

    Oh coolness….just stumbled onto your site from your guest visit at Something Swanky.Of course I am looking around,snooping.There are so many,many yummies here.I have printed this recipe out,Brownie Mud Hen Bars,yes,I think they may be headed to a neighbors home….or better yet, possibly to my daughter and son-in-laws…yes, that way I get to have one! Piglet!

  39. Hi Dorothy ~ what a great idea to use a brownie mix…I gave up all sweets for lent! Your blog is amazing…so glad I came across this recipe!

  40. Any kind of “bar” just draws me in….I love the dense and chunkiness to them, these look delish!
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  41. Debbi's Pantry says:

    Hi just found your blog these look amazing can’t wait to try making them but making brownie from scratch I live in UK and don’t really like the packet mixes we get here also was it light brown sugar you used.

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